The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit... See full summary »
Consisting of three separate stories, the director explores "Man" as a theme: birth, life and death, to present a sometimes comic, sometimes tragic portrait of life at the bottom of the ... See full summary »
Mirza Ebrahim Khan, travels past in time to introduce cinematography to the previous king who can afford to pay for the new industry. But Nasser-e-din Shah takes an interest in the actress ... See full summary »
Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they ... See full summary »
Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the ... See full summary »
An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two ... See full summary »
A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
Part one: A brown-haired man finds out that his wife cheats on him with a blonde-haired man. He kills his rival and is condemned to the capital punishment. Gazale takes her own life. Part ... See full summary »
Five men escape to a remote island in order to fight the Devil. Four of them give into the temptations provided by the Devil, and die. However the last man is able to defeat the Devil by ... See full summary »
One of the great films directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf ! ! !
Those who have appreciated "Gabbeh" will remember that Iranian auteur Mohsen Makhmalbaf is largely known for his poetic,intellectual films. Boycott is an altogether different film.It differs in content,style and narration from other films made by him.It was a big box office sensation in his native land Iran,when in 1985,it became the highest grossing film of the year.Boycott remains one the most famous commercial films in the history of Iranian cinema.It was made when Makhmalbaf was trying to get a foothold in the world of cinema.Boycott is also autobiographical in nature.Makhmalbaf has depicted his own story in the form of a political activist who fights against SAVAK,secret police of Iranian Shah.This role has been played convincingly by Majid Majidi.As a matter of fact,Mr.Majidi has not done many roles for cinema after this film.The message of this film is loud and clear.Nobody wants to do anything for ideology unless personal interests are provided.
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